Derrick Henry has been extremely reliable in recent seasons, but anyone who rostered him with their NFL DFS picks last week didn’t get what they were expecting. The Titans running back rushed for 58 yards and finished with only 10.7 points on DraftKings and 9.2 points on FanDuel. While he’s a safe bet to rebound, should you have him in your NFL DFS lineups in Week 2? The Titans take on the Seahawks in a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.
Seattle limited Colts running back Jonathan Taylor to 56 yards on 17 carries and will likely load up to stop Henry. Could that open up opportunities for Ryan Tannehill, Julio Jones and A.J. Brown to get the Titans’ offense rolling or should you look elsewhere in the NFL DFS player pool? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy football picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a predictive data engineer and pro DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action in every game, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
On Thursday, McClure was extremely high on Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke, putting him near the top of his exposure rankings on both sites. The result: Heinicke had 336 passing yards and two touchdowns, returning well over 20 points on FanDuel and DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Week 2
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Week 2 is Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds ($4,900 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel). Edmonds was a major factor in both the running and passing games in Week 1, as he rushed 12 times for 63 yards and caught four passes for 43 yards. It marked his third career game with over 100 yards from scrimmage.
After operating as a backup during the past three seasons, the Cardinals clearly saw enough in Edmonds to bump him up the depth chart and let Kenyan Drake walk in free agency. Edmonds and James Conner both had 16 touches in Week 1, but Edmonds doubled the former Steelers in yards, 106 to 53. Now, he faces a Vikings run defense that was shredded last week, allowing the Bengals’ Joe Mixon and his 127 rushing yards to lead the league entering Week 2.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ($6,800 on DraftKings, $8,000 on FanDuel). Prescott assuaged fears that he might be suffering from the lingering effects of his two ankle surgeries this offseason and the shoulder strain he battled through training camp by throwing for 435 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1.
The Buccaneers had the best run defense in the NFL in 2020, so Dallas used their skill on the outside by getting the ball out of Prescott’s hands quickly and to the boundaries. It was a game plan that almost helped the Cowboys upset the Buccaneers as heavy underdogs. Now, the Cowboys are underdogs against the Chargers. That’s positive news for Prescott’s chances of airing it out 50+ times again, which is why he’s a clear top option for daily fantasy football lineups.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Week 2
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers in Week 2. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Week 2? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2M in winnings, and find out.